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Dale Quarry (Wirksworth)

Derbyshire, ENGLAND

Climbs 9 – Rocktype Limestone – Altitude 185m a.s.l – Faces NW

Crag features
An impressive quarry with a superb west facing wall containing the best route, Handy Wallhole. Other routes are getting quite vegetated. The bolts are 8mm rock anchors and date from 89-91 as do the remaining pegs so treat with utmost caution. These routes have NOT been verified as they most likely haven't had an ascent for 10+ years. If you do get to the bottom of 'The Big Hole' then beware, local folklore tells tales of dinosaurs roaming the swamp.

Access notes
Once in Wirksworth park at the market place head and west past the Black's Head Pub. After 160m turn right into Allmark Garage. Find the fenced and stoned-off quarry entrance on the left(Danger sign!). Follow the track down a gully behind the fence into the quarry and descend the massive 'scree slope' (3 min).

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Climbs at this crag

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 Climb nameGradex
1Guns and RosesE2 5b  
2Charlotte RamplineE3 5c ** 
3Vaguely ArtisticE3 6a * 
4Handy WallholeE5 6b ***1
5The Velvet UndergroundE4 6a * 
 Climb nameGradex
6Future in RuinsE2 5c 1
7Anxious MomentsE2 5b *1
8UnnamedE3 5c  
9Name not knownE4 6b  
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